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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 13, 2015

Today is a day to celebrate. Don’t ever take a flag raising ceremony for granted. They’ll be flying long after we’re gone but only some get to see the short journey up the string for the first time. Today is a day to let go of all the bullshit in your life, about the team—all of it. Just enjoy.

I don’t think you could ever top the Brian Wilson flag raising ceremony. For so many reasons, that one will always be the best. How should they do it this year? Normally, I would say anything not directly spot lighting Bumgarner would be a travesty. But the dude is so understated, he probably just wants to watch.

I’m not frettin’ about the 3-4 start or the injuries or Crawford’s 1-13 in San Diego. None of it. Today is a day for the fans of this great franchise to embrace the team and salute their outrageous 2014 accomplishment.

The wind is blowing out today at a pretty healthy 15mph. Normally, that has me thinking about what it’s going to do to an airborne baseball. Today, all I can think about is how it’s going to make those three beauties dance….flutter….fly.

Forever.

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  1. zumiee said, on April 13, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    I’ve been mostly reading back issues of National Geographic that I had fallen behind on, but I’ve also been reading this very entertaining book about the ’08 season, on my Kindle.
    http://www.amazon.com/Boneheads-Magnates-Greatest-Smithsonian-Hardcover/dp/B00DU7BL4E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1428990133&sr=8-2&keywords=crazy+%2708

  2. snarkk said, on April 13, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Just saw the banner raising ceremony highlights.
    Awesome.
    They got it right with Bum on the horse. Excellent.
    Memories forever…

    • zumiee said, on April 13, 2015 at 11:03 pm

      Yeah, it was all very cool. And that footage of Bum on the horse is an instant classic.

      • wilcojoe said, on April 14, 2015 at 5:34 am

        I especially loved the sound of the wailing pedal steel in the background as he trotted towards the flag pole.

  3. zumiee said, on April 13, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Speaking of TV….the season finale of “Better Call Saul” was the first episode of the show that I didn’t find fully satisfying. Part of the thing, of course, is that, being a prequel, they can only take Saul to a certain point, because they have to have him end up being the Saul in “Breaking Bad.” It puts certain limitations on the writers. But, overall, it was a terrific first season of “Saul,” and a very worthy prequel.
    “Justified” has its series finale this week, and it’ll be interesting to see what all happens.


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